Seasonal Special Happenings

Harmonicity

When: Sat., May 21 2011

Can song help heal the world? You can find out tonight at Harmonicity, a multigenerational, multicultural, interfaith musical extravaganza at the Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. Featuring choirs from four community organizations — Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland School of the Arts, St. Raphael Catholic Church, and the temple's own Congregational Choir — the 7:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted to benefit the Cleveland FoodBank. Harmonicity is part of the temple's larger weekend festival of Judaism and the arts, FestAviv '11: The Art of Tikkun Olam. According to arts programming coordinator Rob Ross, that Hebrew phrase means repairing the world. "According to our teachings, the world was shattered at creation. It's our job as humans to help put it all back together again. Doing that by bringing together various social-justice organizations for events like tonight's concert just seemed like a no-brainer." The sanctuary holds 500 seats, and Ross says his goal is to fill every one; getting there early would seem like a good idea. Afterward, stick around for the dessert reception. If everything tastes a little better and looks a little brighter, you know whom to thank. The temple is at 26000 Shaker Blvd. For more information, call 216-831-3233 or visit ttti.orgCicora

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